Pennywise Scholarship (co-winner) for student most likely to succeed in journalism (2001)
1st place short fiction winner, published in the North Shore Writers Association (Vancouver) yearly anthology (2011)
To effectively serve diverse audiences and meet a wide range of our clients’ communication needs, Matt works closely with our writers, research and design teams, and clients, maintaining continuity, accuracy, accessibility, and engagement. His expertise is rooted in developing custom creative copy, storytelling, knowledge translation, and technical writing and editing across the environment, health, and education sectors.
Matt’s background includes working as a private tutor, education consultant, and freelance writer for the past 20 years, during which he has built knowledge of a wide range of subjects, including literature, history, philosophy, writing, women’s studies, psychology, and health sciences. This not only enables Matt to understand, develop, and edit varied content but also be highly flexible in style. He has also worked on a wide range of communications assets for clients that include the City of Vancouver, Carbon Engineering, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Indigenous organizations, and the United Nations. In addition, he has written and edited books focused on Canadian and Ethiopian history, and, as a board member of the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning, is part of a team spearheading an Indigenous education initiative in Hope. B.C.
Matt holds a BA in English (honours) from the University of Ottawa and a Certificate in Journalism from Langara College (Dean’s List).